Afterglow Album

Artist(s): Sarah McLachlan

Cover Art

Sarah McLachlan Afterglow Cover Art

Tracklist

Fallen

length: 3:47
producer: Pierre Marchand
piano: Sarah McLachlan
vocal: Sarah McLachlan
mixer: Gary Stokes
bass: Tony Levin
guitar: Michael Chaves, Michel Pepin, Bill Dillon and Sean Ashby
percussion & membranophone: Ashwin Sood
cello: Jorane
keyboard & bass: Pierre Marchand
cello arranger: Jorane
recording engineer: Gary Stokes
composer: Sarah McLachlan, Sarah McLachlan
lyricist: Sarah McLachlan, Sarah McLachlan

Heaven bend to take my hand and lead me through the fire
Be the long awaited answer to a long and painful fight
Truth be told I tried my best
But somewhere along the way, I got caught up in all there was to offer
But the cost was so much more than I could bear

Though I've tried,

(Chorus)
I've fallen
I have sunk so low
I messed up
Better I should know
So don't come 'round here and
Tell me I told you so

We all begin with good intent
When love was raw and young
We believe that we can change ourselves
The past can be undone
But we carry on our back the burdens time always reveals
In the lonely light of morning
In the wound that would not heal
It's the bitter taste of losing everything
I've held so dear

[Chorus]

Oh,

Heaven bend to take my hand
I've nowhere left to turn
I'm lost to those I thought were friends
To everyone I know
Oh they turn their heads, embarrassed
Pretend that they don't see
That it's one miss step, one slip, before you know it
And there doesn't seem a way to be redeemed

Though I've tried,

[Chorus]

Oh,
I've messed up
Better I should know
Don't come 'round here and
Tell me I told you so

World on Fire

length: 4:23
producer: Pierre Marchand
piano: Sarah McLachlan
vocal: Sarah McLachlan
mixer: Pierre Marchand
engineer: Pierre Marchand
guitar: Mark Jowett, Bill Dillon and Michel Pepin
percussion & membranophone: Ashwin Sood
other vocals: Jorane
bass & guitar & keyboard: Pierre Marchand
writer: Pierre Marchand, Sarah McLachlan
Hearts are worn in these dark ages
You're not alone in this story's pages
Night has fallen amongst the living and the dying
And I try to hold it in, yeah I try to hold it in

[Chorus]
The world's on fire and
It's more than I can handle
I dive into the water
(I try to bring my share)
I try to bring more
More than I can handle
(Bring it to the table)
Bring what I am able

I watch the heavens and I find a calling
Something I can do to change what's coming
Stay close to me while the sky is falling
Don't wanna be left alone, don't wanna be alone

[Chorus]

Hearts break, hearts mend
Love still hurts
Visions clash, planes crash
Still there's talk of
Saving souls, still the cold
Is closing in on us

We part the veil on Archille's sun
Stray from the straight line on this short run
The more we take, the less we become
A fortune of one that means less for some

[Chorus: x2]

Stupid

length: 3:24
producer: Pierre Marchand
vocal: Sarah McLachlan
mixer: Pierre Marchand
engineer: Pierre Marchand
bass: Tony Levin
background vocals: Jorane
guitar: Michael Chaves
membranophone & percussion: Ashwin Sood
cello: Jorane
guitar & piano: Sarah McLachlan
cello arranger: Jorane
keyboard & bass synthesizer: Pierre Marchand
composer: Sarah McLachlan
lyricist: Sarah McLachlan
Night lift up the shades let in the brilliant light of morning
But steady me now for I am weak and starving for mercy
Sleep has left me alone to carry the weight of unraveling where we went wrong
It's all I can do to hang on, to keep me from falling into old familiar shoes

[Chorus]
How stupid could I be
A simpleton could see
That you're no good for me
But you're the only one I see

Love has made me a fool set me on fire and watched as I floundered
Unable to speak except to cry out and wait for your answer
But you come around in your time speaking of fabulous places create
An oasis that dries up as soon as you're gone
You leave me here burning in this desert without you

[Chorus]

Everything changes everything falls apart
I can't stand to feel myself losing control
In the depth of my senses I know

[Chorus: x2]

Drifting

length: 3:24
producer: Pierre Marchand
piano: Sarah McLachlan
vocal: Sarah McLachlan
mixer: Pierre Marchand
engineer: Pierre Marchand
bass: Daryl Johnson
guitar: Ethan Johns
percussion & membranophone: Ashwin Sood
keyboard & guitar: Pierre Marchand
composer: Sarah McLachlan
lyricist: Sarah McLachlan
You've been gone for so long all that you know
Has been shuffled aside as you bask in the glow
Of the beautiful strangers that whisper your name
Do they fill up the emptiness

Larger than life is your fiction in a universe made up of one

'Cause you have been drifting for so long
I know you don't want to come down
But somewhere below you there's people who love you
And they're waiting for you to come home, please come home

You walk in a room and the world stops to stare
You mesmerize all who are caught in the glare
Of the spotlight that follows wherever you go
Does it light up the emptiness

Larger than life is your fiction in a universe made up of one

You have been drifting for so long
I know you don't want to come down
But somewhere below you there's people who love you
And they're ready for you to come home, please come home

Train Wreck

length: 4:37
producer: Pierre Marchand
vocal: Sarah McLachlan
mixer: Pierre Marchand
engineer: Pierre Marchand
guitar: Michael Chaves, Michel Pepin, Bill Dillon and Sean Ashby
percussion & membranophone: Ashwin Sood
cello: Jorane
piano & guitar & keyboard: Sarah McLachlan
cello arranger: Jorane
keyboard & piano & bass: Pierre Marchand
composer: Sarah McLachlan
lyricist: Sarah McLachlan
Your love in all it's finery
Tear up the darkness all around me
Until I can breathe again
Until I believe again

[Chorus]
'Cause I'm a train wreck
Waiting to happen
Waiting for someone to come pick me up off the tracks
A wild fire born of frustration
Born of the one love that gets me so high
I've no fear at all

But your eyes like midnight fireflies
Light up the trenches where our loves lies
Until I can see again
Find my way back again

[Chorus]

To fall so deep into you
Loose myself completely
In your sweet embrace
All my pain's erased

And your mouth, it's all that I wish
Mercy of your lips, just one kiss
Until I can breathe again
Until I can sing again

[Chorus]

To fall so deep into you
Loose myself completely
In your sweet embrace
All my pain's erased

Push

length: 3:56
producer: Pierre Marchand
vocal: Sarah McLachlan
mixer: Pierre Marchand
engineer: Pierre Marchand
Rhodes piano: Sarah McLachlan
bass: Tony Levin
membranophone & percussion: Ashwin Sood
cello: Jorane
guitar & organ: Bill Dillon
cello arranger: Jorane
composer: Sarah McLachlan
lyricist: Sarah McLachlan
Every time I look at you the world just melts away
All my troubles all my fears dissolve in your affections
You've seen me at my weakest but you take me as I am
And when I fall you offer me a softer place to land

[Chorus]
You stay the course you hold the line you keep it all together
You're the one true thing I know I can believe in
You're all the things that I desire you save me you complete me
You're the one true thing I know I can believe

I get mad so easy but you give me room to breathe
No matter what I say or do 'cause you're too good to fight about it
Even when I have to push just to see how far you'll go
You won't stoop down to battle but you never turn to go

[Chorus]

There are times I can't decide when I can't tell up from down
You make me feel less crazy when otherwise Id drown
But you pick me up and brush me off and tell me I'm ok
sometimes that's just what we need to get us through the day

[Chorus]

You stay the course you hold the line you keep it all together
You're the one true thing I know I can believe in

Answer

length: 3:58
producer: Pierre Marchand
piano: Sarah McLachlan
vocal: Sarah McLachlan
mixer: Pierre Marchand
engineer: Pierre Marchand
membranophone & percussion: Ashwin Sood
keyboard: Pierre Marchand
acoustic bass guitar: Jim Creeggan
composer: Sarah McLachlan
lyricist: Sarah McLachlan
I will be the answer at the end of the line
I will be there for you while you take the time
In the burning of uncertainty I will be your solid ground
I will hold the balance if you can't look down

[Chorus]
If it takes my whole life I won't break I won't bend
It'll all be worth it worth it in the end
'Cause I can only tell you what I know
That I need you in my life
When the stars have all gone out
You'll still be burning so bright

Cast me gently into morning
For the night has been unkind
Take me to a place so holy
That I can wash this from my mind
The memory of choosing not to fight

[Chorus]

Cast me gently into morning for the night has been unkind

Time

length: 4:08
producer: Pierre Marchand
vocal: Sarah McLachlan
mixer: Pierre Marchand
engineer: Pierre Marchand
bass: Tony Levin
guitar: Michel Pepin
percussion & membranophone: Ashwin Sood
keyboard: Sarah McLachlan
bass synthesizer & keyboard: Pierre Marchand
composer: Sarah McLachlan
lyricist: Sarah McLachlan
Time here,
All but means nothing, just shadows that move across the wall
They keep me company, but they don't ask of me
They don't say nothing at all.
(Ah)
And I need just a little more silence
(Ah)
And I need just a little more time

But you send your thieves to me
Silently stalking me
Dragging me into your wall
Would you give me no choice in this?
I know you can't resist, trying reopen a sore

[Chorus]
Leave me be, I don't wanna argue
I'd just get confused and I'd come all undone
And if I agree, well, it's just to appease you
'Cause I don't remember what we're fighting for

You see love, the tight, thorny thread
That you spin in a circle of gold
You have me to hold me
A token for all to see
Captured to be yours alone
And I need just a little more silence,
And I need just a little more time
The courage to pull away
There will be hell to pay
The deeper you cut to the bone

[Chorus]

Time here,
All but means nothing,
Just shadows that move across the wall
They keep me company,
But they don't ask of me
They don't say nothing at all.

[Chorus]

Perfect Girl

length: 4:44
producer: Pierre Marchand
vocal: Sarah McLachlan
mixer: Pierre Marchand
engineer: Pierre Marchand
bass: Tony Levin
guitar: Michael Chaves, Sean Ashby and Yves Desrosiers
Hammond organ: David Kershaw
keyboard: Pierre Marchand
percussion: Jerry Marotta
other vocals: Jorane
cello: Jorane
keyboard & piano: Sarah McLachlan
cello arranger: Jorane
keyboard bass & percussion & membranophone: Ashwin Sood
writer: Pierre Marchand, Sarah McLachlan
Am I faithful, am I strong, am I good enough to belong
In your reverie a perfect girl
Your vision of romance is cruel and all along I played the fool
All your expectations bury me

Don't worry,

[Chorus]
You will fine the answer if you let it go
Give yourself some time to falter
But don't forgo knowing that you're loved no matter what
And everything will come around in time

I own my insecurities I try to own my destiny
That I can make or break it if I choose
But you take my words and twist them 'round
'Till I'm the one who brings you down
You make me feel like I'm the one to blame for all of this

[Chorus]

You need everybody with you on your side
Know that I am here for you but I hope in time
You'll find yourself alright alone
You'll find yourself with open arms
You'll find yourself you'll find yourself in time

The riot in my heart decides to keep me open and alive
I have to take myself away from you
'Cause I can't compete I can't deny there's nothing that I didn't try
How did I go so wrong in loving you

Don't worry,

[Chorus]

Dirty Little Secret

length: 3:57
producer: Pierre Marchand
piano: Sarah McLachlan
vocal: Sarah McLachlan
mixer: Pierre Marchand
engineer: Pierre Marchand
keyboard: Pierre Marchand
composer: Sarah McLachlan
lyricist: Sarah McLachlan
If I had the chance love
I would not hesitate
To tell you all things I never said before
Don't tell me it's too late
'Cause I've relied on my illusion
To keep me warm at night
And I've denied in my capacity to love
But I am willing to give up this fight

I've been up all night drinking to drown my sorrows down
But nothing seems to help me since you went away
I'm so tired of this town where every tongue is wagging
When every back is turned
They're telling secrets that should never be revealed
There's nothing to be gained from this but disaster

Here's a good one
Did you hear about my friend
He's embarrassed to be seen now
'Cause we all know his sins

If I had the chance love
I would not hesitate
To tell you all things I never said before
Don't tell me it's too late
'Cause I've relied on my illusion
To keep me warm at night
And I've denied in my capacity to love
But I am willing to give up this fight

Oh, I am willing to give up this fight